EDS 523 Advocacy and School Law in Special Education
Knowledge: The candidates will
1. differentiate among legal definitions of disabilities
2. analyze federal and state laws as they relate to persons with disabilities
3. analyze various litigation as it relate to persons with disabilities
4. examine the school/parent or guardian connection.
Skills: The candidates will
1. continue to develop a personal philosophy regarding special education as a profession, the role of the special educator, and participation of persons with exceptionalities in a pluralistic society .
2. select, evaluate, and integrate technologies for instructional and administrative applications
3. listen, speak, and write effectively
4. develop mediation and dispute resolution techniques
5. evaluate accessibility and opportunities
6. implement group process techniques
7. use effective interpersonal communication skills
8. develop ethical reasoning and decision-making.
9. develop an environment that supports and encourages self-advocacy.
Dispositions: The candidates will
1. acknowledge the dignity and rights of individuals with exceptionalities.
2. assume active and productive roles in collaborative planning, communication, and evaluation procedures with parents/guardians and professionals
3. be enthusiastic
4. use people-first language
5. respect and appreciate the diverse cultural, linguistic, and social differences of students and their families
6. use the CEC Code of Ethics to guide instructional practice and professional decision-making.
7. develop an advocacy disposition